Product Type: Lush hair care products
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I don't love this shampoo, but I like it
Lush I Love Juicy Shampoo
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Lush I Love Juicy Shampoo
Advantages: Fruity and tropical scent, cleans very well
Disadvantages: Strips hair colour, harsh on scalp
In my bid to try every product that Lush make, I ventured to purchase the I Love Juicy Shampoo when I made an order recently. This shampoo, like the other liquid shampoos Lush make, is available in a 100g size costing £4.75, a 250g size costing £9.50, and a 500g size which is £15.50. The largest size is the best value for money, but the smaller size is ideal for travel or for trying out a new product, so I decided to go for this one.
Lush describe this shampoo as one which contains "juicy fruits to give you the freshest smoothie hair imaginable". The idea behind it is that it contains live fruit enzymes which help to clear away and dissolve dirt, grease and product build-up. To ensure it is as fresh as possible, fresh fruits are used - mango, pineapple, kiwi and papaya - and these are blended and sieved to mix with lemon oil, sweet orange oil and a base of water for a delicious fragrance.
In order to prevent hair drying out, sea salt and carrageen seaweed extract have been added to the shampoo. It's also worth noting that the shampoo contains sulfates and parabens, in case you prefer to avoid these ingredients. No animal-derived products are included, so the shampoo is suitable for vegans.
The shampoo comes in one of Lush's usual clear plastic bottles (made from recycled and recyclable materials), so it's easy to see the product inside and how much you have left. The shampoo itself is a yellowy-green colour and appears fresh. It smells lovely too - very fruity and tropical, very summery.
Using the shampoo is just like any other, although I need to use a lot less - though it is more expensive than many other shampoos available, it's better value than the price might suggest as I need to use half, or even less than half, the amount I would normally use. It is quite thick and gel-like but lathers up really easily. I always use conditioner when I use shampoo, and apply this after rinsing off the shampoo.
I've used the shampoo on several occasions and overall I've been impressed. My hair feels extremely clean - the shampoo certainly fulfils its claim to cut through dirt and product build-up. My hair no longer looks dull and is not weighed down at all. I'd expected a shampoo designed for oily hair to leave my hair dry, but in fact it looks no less shiny and conditioned than usual. True to the claim, the seaweed and salt makes my hair very soft and it doesn't resemble straw at all.
I have found a couple of negatives with this product, however. One is that the qualities that strip through dirt and grease also seem to strip through my hair colour. This isn't an effect I was hoping for and it's put me off using the shampoo on a regular basis. Also, while it isn't harsh on my hair, the shampoo is quite harsh on my scalp - I've had a bit more dandruff since I've been using this, and my scalp is a bit more itchy.
Overall, this is a good shampoo and I would recommend it for those with oily hair or anyone who just wants to give their hair a good clean. I would buy it again - not for regular use as my scalp and hair dye couldn't stand it, but for occasional use to refresh my hair and strip the grease and excess product from it.
Summary: Shampoo from Lush